Archive for: Transport minister Steven Joyce

KiwiRail Soon Self-Sufficient

KiwiRail Soon Self-Sufficient

Transport Minister Steven Joyce says that for the first time in 60 years, KiwiRail will soon become financially self-sufficient. He told a Parliamentary Committee...

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Local Roads Miss Out

Local Roads Miss Out

Local bodies are upset that the Government has made it clear highways and roads of national significance again get priority in the next 12 months – and local...

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Fuel Tax Increase Deferred

Fuel Tax Increase Deferred

The Government’s planned fuel tax increase of 1.5 cents per litre which was due to come into effect on July 1 has been deferred while economic conditions remain...

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$150m For Waikato Expressway

$150m For Waikato Expressway

While we are focused on Auckland’s future rail projects being held up because of a budget shortage, the next move for the Waikato Expressway has been given...

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Puhoi On, CBD Link Not (Update)

Puhoi On, CBD Link Not (Update)

UPDATE: Len Brown’s reaction: “The rail link is vital for AKL & NZ – council and govt will explore a range of funding options to make it work.” The...

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Council Told Find $12.3m For Rail

Council Told Find $12.3m For Rail

Auckland Council was this afternoon asked to find an additional $12.3m for 2011/12 because of the unanticipated costs for Auckland’s rail services, triggered...

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Joyce: Why I Reject CBD Loop Case

Joyce: Why I Reject CBD Loop Case

Steven Joyce doesn’t yet buy the Auckland CBD rail link business case. He said it “could be a good project for Auckland” but in his mind there...

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Public Transport Key In Waterfront Plan

Public Transport Key In Waterfront Plan

The redevelopment of Auckland’s waterfront will generate $4.29 billion to the region by 2040, according to a report released by the Minister of Transport, Steven...

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Lee Blasts Joyce Over CBD Link

Lee Blasts Joyce Over CBD Link

Auckland Council transport commitete chair Mike Lee today labelled transport minister Steven Joyce’s thinking “fairly basic small-town red neck stuff...

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CBD Loop: More “Get Lost” Talk

CBD Loop: More “Get Lost” Talk

The Government has yet to formally respond to the business case for the CBD link, released last week, yet continues to tell Aucklanders to forget it. Minister of...

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Loop Caught In Funding Spat

Loop Caught In Funding Spat

Auckland Transport officers have made some progress in the last week in trying to resolve parts of the rail funding spat with the transport minister Steven Joyce...

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What’s In CBD Link Business Case

What’s In CBD Link Business Case

The CBD rail loop is the secret to “unlock Auckland’s strategic growth potential in many ways.” That’s the strong message in the much-anticipated...

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The Worst 73 Drivers

The Worst 73 Drivers

72% of all alcohol-related deaths on our roads are caused by drivers who have either a prior drink driving conviction or are more than 50% over the current adult...

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Joyce On 2 Drinks Campaign

Joyce On 2 Drinks Campaign

Transport minister Steven Joyce repeated today that he needed more information before pushing for a change in the blood alcohol limit allowed. And asked by Labour...

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Freight Report: Let Ports Decide

Freight Report: Let Ports Decide

Transport Minister Steven Joyce today released a new report which looks at several current issues in the sea-freight industry from an economic perspective. The New...

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Len Brown: I WILL Deliver Rail

Len Brown: I WILL Deliver Rail

Incoming Auckland supermayor Len Brown wants to assure AKT readers (that’s you!) he WILL deliver his promised rail projects. And he says he is very confident...

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SuperGold Safe For Now

SuperGold Safe For Now

The Government will put an extra $9 million into the oldies SuperGold scheme over the next two years to ensure it can keep up with growing demand – taking total...

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$100m Taupo Bypass Opens

The transport minister opens the $100m Taupo Bypass tomorrow. The 16k road will divert traffic away from the  Taupo lakefront between Five Mile Bay and Wairakei,...

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Tougher Motorbike Licence Tests

Tougher Motorbike Licence Tests

Tougher motorbike licence tests, tests for moped users and a power-to-weight restriction for novices replacing the current cc restrictions are among measures announced...

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Give Way Rules Change

Give Way Rules Change

The give way rules at intersection will change early 2012. Currently if you are turning left you have to give way to right turning traffic coming towards you which...

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Labour Hijacks Joyce Opening

Labour Hijacks Joyce Opening

Labour party loyalists tried to hijack the transport minister’s opening of New Lynn’s new transport hub today. The $300m hub incorporating the train...

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Joyce Excited About Auck Transport

Joyce Excited About Auck Transport

Transport minister Steven Joyce opened the Onehunga train station and re-activated line today and spelt out his transport policy principles and how excited he is...

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Pics: Onehunga Celebrates In Style

Pics: Onehunga Celebrates In Style

Set against a back drop of blustery winds and the odd shower , a Veolia train filled with guests celebrating the reopening of the Onehunga branch line rolled into...

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Video: Onehunga Steam Train

Video: Onehunga Steam Train

Onehunga residents and train enthusiasts greeted the return of trains to Onerhunga this morning after 37 years. A steam train arrived eventually – the train...

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Joyce Reveals Driving Record

Joyce Reveals Driving Record

Transport minister Steven Joyce today admitted he has had 2 convictions for careless driving in the late 80s. Initially in parliament today, during the reading of...

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